A group of young summer campers are trapped in the high southern Sierra Nevada Mountains by a mysterious fog. After losing all of the adults, they have to survive the elements, outsiders and each other. They learn that survival means the creation of a common community. Topics: Science Fiction, Young Adult
This is a rambling, a rant, a glorified diary entry, a melange of face and fiction and a NaNoWriMo 2016 winner. This is hopefully the first book in a trilogy. I hope you have as much fun reading it as I had writing it. Topics: Young adult, fiction, nanowrimo
LibriVox recording of Aunt Jane's Nieces on Vacation by L. Frank Baum. Read in English by Linda Andrus; Phil Griffiths; Ellen Preckel; Sarah Jennings; Greg Giordano; Sharon Kilmer; Lynne Thompson; Kimberly Krause Aunt Jane's Nieces on Vacation is a juvenile novel for girls, written by L. Frank Baum. It is the seventh in the ten volumes in the Aunt Jane's Nieces series, and carries forward the continuing story of the three cousins Lousie Merrick Weldon, Patsy Doyle, and Elizabeth De Graf. Like... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, young adult
What are you going to do when your doofus of a big brother gets himself arrested on a terrorism charge? If you're a young coder with a sense of justice and a passion for privacy, whatever it takes to save him from prison. This open access young adult novel - inspired by the real-life stings that the FBI has used to entrap unwary would-be dissidents and by the growth of the surveillance-industrial complex - was serialized online in February 2016 and is available in print on demand via the... Topic: young adult fiction
A 1975 book on careers in the computer field for young adults. Features color photographs of employees from Control Data Corporation and a message from a Control Data exec. Topics: Career, Computers, Young Adult
Marina Budhos is an author of award-winning fiction and nonfiction who frequently writes about the collision of cultures. She has published two novels, The Professor of Light (Putnam, 1999) and House of Waiting (Global City Press, 1995), and a nonfiction book, Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers (Henry Holt, 1999). Ask Me No Questions (Simon & Schuster) is her first young adult novel. Topics: Young Adult, cultures, immigrant, novel
Here's the fourth installment of "Clockwork Fagin," a young adult steampunk story commissioned for a Candlewick Press anthology edited by Kelly Link and Gavin Grant. The story runs to 12,500 words and should take about a month to read for the podcast. Mastering by John Taylor Williams: firstname.lastname@example.org John Taylor Williams is a full-time self-employed audio engineer, producer, composer, and sound designer. In his free time, he makes beer, jewelry, odd musical instruments and... Topics: podcast, corydoctorow, steampunk, young adult
In Episode 20 of the One Last Sketch podcast, we talk about the stuff we read as teens and compare it to the "Young Adult" category popularized after we grew up. Topics: YA, young adult, fantasy literature
LibriVox recording of Stepping Heavenward, by Elizabeth Prentiss. Read by Theresa Downey. "How dreadfully old I am getting! Sixteen!" Thus begins the lifelong diary of young Katherine as she pours out her hopes, dreams, and spiritual journey on the pages of her dear. old journal. Whimsical and charming Katherine is engagingly candid about her character flaws and her desire to know God. As you listen to her share her heart through these journal entries, you will be amazed and delighted... Topics: Audiobook, LibriVox, Young Adult, Fiction Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Here's the third installment of "Clockwork Fagin," a young adult steampunk story commissioned for a Candlewick Press anthology edited by Kelly Link and Gavin Grant. The story runs to 12,500 words and should take about a month to read for the podcast. Mastering by John Taylor Williams: email@example.com John Taylor Williams is a full-time self-employed audio engineer, producer, composer, and sound designer. In his free time, he makes beer, jewelry, odd musical instruments and... Topics: podcast, corydoctorow, steampunk, young adult
LibriVox recording of Cross Currents, by Eleanor H. Porter. Cross Currents: The Story of Margaret, to give it its full title, is delightful story about a little girl’s resilience and a mother’s unwavering love, from the beloved author of Pollyanna. Margaret Kendall (the Margaret of the story) has known nothing but love, wealth and privilege for the first five years of her life. An accident during a visit with her mother to New York City leaves little Margaret alone and fending for herself.... Topics: librivox, audiobook, porter, young adult Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad by L. Frank Baum. Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad is the second of the ten book series of Aunt Jane's Nieces. The story continues with the three much loved girls - the sweet and generous Patsy, the cunning Louise, and the sullen Beth. This time they're on a tour of Europe with their down-to-earth uncle John Merrick. The benevolent uncle and his nieces meet mysterious and sinister Victor Valdi, his daughter Tato, and a pretend nobleman, Count Ferralti,... Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, young adult Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
We are so pleased to bring you the final interview we recorded at the SCBWI conference in LA this summer: Kevin Emerson, author of the super-exciting Atlanteans series! In addition to being a talented writer, Kevin is just about the nicest guy ever. We had a blast talking to him about his inspiration for the first book in the series, The Lost Code, his experiences at summer camp as compared to those of his characters, and what it was like to transition from writing for younger readers to... Topics: ya lit, ya literature, young adult, young adult literature, young adult books, reading
All right, fantasy fans, get excited! We have an interview with Defiance author, CJ Redwine, for you. We had so much fun talking to CJ about what inspired the intense emotions in this post-apocalyptic fantasy, her determination to write while juggling the duties of motherhood, and more-- and she answers listener questions! So if you submitted a question, tune in. In this episode, we also share our must-read book picks of the month: Eleanor & Park , by Rainbow Rowell, and Golden , by... Topics: CJ Redwine, Defiance, ya lit, young adult literature, young adult, young adult fiction, reading,...
Lauren Oliver, author of the spellbinding dystopian Delirium series, visited the Mission Viejo Library last month, and we were thrilled to snag an interview with this amazing author! Michelle is still on semi-maternity leave with her cute baby, so I was joined by our good friend Lalitha of Masala Reader for this event. Lauren's visit to the Mission Viejo Library was fantastic-- her fans were rapt as she spoke about her writing and read an excerpt from Requiem , the final volume of her... Topics: lauren oliver, delirium, authors are rockstars, ya, young adult, young adult fiction, young adult...
Beth Revis is back on the show, y'all! She joined us via Skype to discuss the stunning final volume in her Across the Universe series. We were utterly thrilled to chat with Beth again, and we know you're going to love this interview. Also in this episode, Michelle goes on maternity leave and Allison shares her book pick of the month, The Star of Kazan , by Eva Ibbotson. Topics: ya lit, young adult literature, young adult, young adult books, books, reading, authors are...
For addicted persons, triggers are signals that they are entering a stage that brings them closer to relapse. Claudia Black asks viewers to think about triggers and identify warning signs that one is entering a zone of jeopardy. To learn more please visit www.claudiablackcenter.com Topics: Young Adult Drug Treatment Centers, Triggering Effect